Now this could get interesting

Rep. Melvin Henley’s pre-filed bill stripping welfare benefits from drug abusers has received one serious objection that weighs particularly heavily now that everyone is talking about budget deficits: cost of drug tests. Rep. Ted Edmonds may have an answer. House Bill 78, pre-filed Friday, would require health insurers to cover drug tests ordered under such…

Paper gets to tax point, eventually

The Frankfort State-Journal is like a box of chocolates, especially when they start talking about tax increases. The headline of a Friday news story reads “Schools pleased cuts don’t touch their $3 billion fund.” The story doesn’t mention until the 8th paragraph that Gov. Steve Beshear’s “spending cut” proposal depends very heavily on General Assembly…

Sanity to the rescue

Secretary of State Trey Grayson shouldn’t have to teach Gov. Steve Beshear about forward-looking fiscal policy. In response to Beshear’s tax increase press conference today, Grayson said: “Comprehensive tax reform that will reduce the tax burden on productivity, and thus allow our economy to grow, is the only real answer to this crisis. Until we…